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Former U.S. Ambassador Reflects On An 'Oblivious' America

Former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker joins Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin for the Sunday Conversation to talk about his 37-year career and the dangers of being an American diplomat in the Muslim world.
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Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Requests For User Data

The tech giants say they have been allowed to reveal data requests from the government in broad terms, but expressed frustration that they aren't permitted to say more.
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Source: Obama Considering Releasing NSA Court Order

NPR has learned that the Obama administration, under pressure to lift a cloak of secrecy, is considering whether to declassify a court order that gives the National Security Agency the power to gather phone call record information on millions of Americans.
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How U.S. Arms Will Reach Syrian Rebels

This week the Obama administration announced it would send weapons to the Syrian rebels, because of credible evidence Syrian government forces had indeed used chemical weapons. Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Deborah Amos about how Syrians are reacting to the news.
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The Case For Surveillance: Keeping Up With Terrorist Tactics

Since the leak of National Security Agency program information, U.S. officials have been defending their strategies. But they've been arguing for years that intelligence gathering has to keep up with the new ways America's enemies are planning and communicating.
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Think Your Job's Hard? Try Being A Congressional Spy Watcher

Keeping tabs on the arm of government that constantly invokes national security to justify its opaqueness can be a frustrating experience for members of Congress.
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Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

We are beyond the point where privacy can be expected because somebody somewhere has details about all of your electronic habits. The question is, who is most likely to want to look at what you're doing?

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